VK vs WH Dream11 : With an incredible 8 wicket win in their opening encounter, Toronto Nationals batting heavy line-up head out in pursuit of their second win
After putting in one of the most clinical displays in the Global T20 Canada League till now, Vancouver Knights look to move to top of the league standings today when they take on Winnipeg Hawks for their second encounter. The 8 wicket win was as emphatic as they get, one where the bowling unit ending up curtailing the Toronto Nationals for a paltry score.
What was even more delightful to watch was the way the Vancouver Knights went about navigating their way to the 160 run target despite losing both their openers inside the powerplay. Ensuing that, the side didn’t falter even once, with Rassie Van Der Dussen and the mightily impressive Chadwick Walton both smashing 50s in their 126 run match winning stand.
Elsewhere playing a rain reduced encounter of 11 overs, Winnipeg Hawks saw themselves fall short of the 135 run target set by Montreal Tigers with the side persistently losing wickets. They failed to step up to the mantle at crucial junctures, falling short by 24 runs which sees them languishing in the dearth of the league standings when these two sides clash head against each other today.
For us Vancouver Knights should win this one. Given the brilliant batting depth at their disposal paired with Winnipeg Hawks’ dwindling bowling unit, the Knights should go onto register an emphatic win in this encounter. Expect an extremely high scoring match today with us being regaled in a massive run feast with the Knights going onto occupy first place in the league standings.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
It’s going to be a delightful batting surface on display today, one which is as sluggish, slow, low and friendly for batting as they get. And with the ground one of the smallest we have seen being used for a T20 series, batsmen are going to love their time out in the middle. Chasing will be preferred on this surface with the ball coming onto the bat very nicely and allowing the chasing side to see off any target.
Probable Playing 11
Chris Gayle (c), Michael Rippon, Rassie van der Dussen, Rizwan Cheema, Chadwick Walton, Saad Bin Zafar, Andre Russell, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smit, Tobias Visee (wk), Ali Khan
Jean-Paul Duminy, Hamza Tariq (wk), Paul van Meekeren, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Rayad Emrit (c), Sunny Sohal, Umar Akmal, Shaiman Anwar, Umair Ghani, Kaleem Sana
Global T20 League
Match: Vancouver Knights Vs Winnipeg Hawks
Date And Time: 28th July, Sunday- 10:00pm IST
Venue: CAA Centre, Brampton
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for VK vs WH Dream11
Vancouver Knights’ Chadwick Walton is picked up for this one after revelling us in an absolutely fantastic display with the bat. It was as fine a performance as they come, one which saw him cue the ball to perfection and find the boundary at will.
Batsmen for VK vs WH Dream11
Continuing with the picks from the Knights we are doling in Chris Gayle and Rassie Van Der Dussen into our playing 11 for this one. While Rassie was as good as ever with the bat, continuing with his fine tough amassed in the gone by CWC, opener Chris Gayle bowled an over as well and with the surface playing extremely well, expect him to get a good score today.
From Winnipeg Hawks we are going in with Shaiman Anwar.
All-Rounders for VK vs WH Dream11
Our most heavily packed side given the immense quality brimming in this department and the roles handed out to each player in the side, we have four players come into this segment. It’s a duo from either side with Andre Russell and Andile Phehlukwayo coming in from Vancouver Knights while from the opposition we have selected Dwayne Bravo and JP Duminy.
Duminy had a horrid World Cup but the dimensions of this ground and the pitch mean anyone can come in and score and his high placing in the batting order mean he will get good overs to come out and score.
Bowling Order for VK vs WH Dream11
The one time when wickets are bound to tumble in this encounter is at the death stages as batsmen look to go for the long haul and amass a bagful of runs. And that sees us opt for the closing overs bowlers with Michael Rippon and Saad Bin Zafar coming into our side after delivering tow of the most economical spells in the league as of now.
From Winnipeg Hawks we have Muhammad Umair Ghani complete our side for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain for VK vs WH Dream11
Rassie is picked out as our captain for the match while Gayle is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your side which include the best performers for each side with players being roped in based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with the pitch conditions, toss and recent performances.